A gold-plated Samsung Galaxy S6 is… not that much more expensive than a regular one

Vietnamese company Karalux specialise in gold-plating things, including roses, bits of cars, and tech. Having previously gold-plated an iPhone 6, they've now turned their attention to the newly-released Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. Unlike the gold version available at Harrods, it's not just gold-coloured, but actually coated with 24K gold. The process sounds pretty involved:…

The Galaxy S6 ad we think Samsung should have made

We recently wrote about Samsung's video for the Galaxy S6, starring James Corden. As we commented at the time, he seemed like a curious choice of spokesman for a flagship phone - to which many people asked us what we'd do instead. We went away and thought about it, and here's the Galaxy S6 advert…

Firebox introduces Instacube, a physical frame for your Instagram photos

There's a big market for ways to show off your digital photos in the real world (see Boomf, for example) - and Firebox have just introduced a new one to the UK: the Instacube. This wireless physical frame looks a fair bit like the Instagram logo (but not in a trademark-infringing way, we assume) and livestreams…

LG’s target consumer is begging to be made into a meme

The leaked LG G4 microsite contains this memorable image of the target consumer for LG's new flagship phone: We'll call him Rupert. Rupert has a beige jacket with the world's largest pockets, which he keeps in an armoire alongside his gilet and red trouser collection. His hair is artfully tousled, unlike his girlfriend Arabella's, which resembles…

LG’s leaked its own phone: first official photos of the LG G4

Accidental blunder or PR stunt? A microsite for the new LG G4 Android flagship briefly went up on the 11th April and was outed by Evan Blass, known as @evleaks on Twitter. The images pretty closely match the cover photo LG has been using on Facebook, which suggests they're legit: Images by Android Explained, who grabbed them…

Samsung’s made a hyper-cringey ad for the Galaxy S6 starring James Corden

Why, Samsung, why? You've made the best Android phone on the planet right now. It looks beautiful, it feels premium, and it costs a fortune (especially if you buy one at Harrods). And you thought the right person to get all of this across was... James Corden?! Yes, we know he's just crossed the pond…

Samsung is hiding 8 Galaxy S6 handsets across the UK today

Since today is launch day for the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, Samsung have announced a giveaway on Twitter: They'll be hiding golden envelopes in 8 UK cities, each containing a voucher for a free Galaxy S6. It's not clear whether it's the standard S6 or the S6 Edge, but the photo shows an Edge, so…

Samsung becomes the first tech brand to take over Harrods

With the Galaxy S6 coming out on the 10th of April, all eyes are on Samsung to steal consumers' attention away from high-profile rivals like the HTC One M9 and, of course, the iPhone 6. And Samsung seem to be rising to the challenge: they've just announced the first ever takeover of Harrods by a…

8 weird things you can buy from your favourite tech brands

Did you know some of your favourite tech brands have stores selling weird and baffling official merchandise? You do now. Here's our pick of the 8 strangest things you can buy directly from your favourite tech brands. Note: Not all of this stuff is available in the UK, but you can always use MyUS if you really…

Sorry, Apple employees – Buzzfeed staff get their Apple Watch for free

You might have seen recently that Apple employees are getting a pretty sweet deal on the Apple Watch: they can buy it for half price. Well, if they get the Apple Watch or Apple Watch Sport. Not the Apple Watch Edition (otherwise known as the insanely expensive one made from precious metals). Oh, and the…